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From Above: The Story of Aerial Photography (150 Years of Breathtaking Imagery)

From Above: The Story of Aerial Photography (150 Years of Breathtaking Imagery)

Current price: $55.00
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Laurence King Publishing
The MIT Press Bookstore
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Since the birth of photography, photographers have been taking images of the earth from the air – with spectacular visual results. Celebrating over 150 years of these incredible images, From Above tells the fascinating story of how these pictures were created and the photographers that have propelled image–taking to bold new heights.

Taking advantage of the amazing sense of perspective that aerial photography offers, this incredible collection of images also offers a unique overview of the events, challenges, and changes of the past 150 years of human history.

"[Anyone who buys From Above]– will find thumbing through it over and over again irresistible. Because it contains some of the most incredible aerial images in existence, many taken by photography pioneers.
Inside you'll find the first–ever aerial picture of America, taken above Boston in 1860, the first shots by reconnaissance pigeons and startling disaster images, from the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to 9/11 and the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.
This celebration of 150 years of aerial photography will shock, astound and mesmerise as it takes you on a decade by decade journey using the work of photographers who propelled image–taking to bold new heights." – Mail Online Travel

About the Author

Gemma Padley is a writer and editor on photography. Her writing has been published by The Telegraph, Foam, Photomonitor, LensCulture, AnOther, Elephant, British Journal of Photography and 1000 Words magazine.

Eamonn McCabe is an award-winning photographer, picture editor, and TV presenter. In a career spanning many forms of photography, McCabe has won Sports Photographer of the Year four times and Picture Editor of the Year a record six times.